President Trump and War?

Again today the more interesting articles were on Townhall where most all front page news is directly or indirectly about President Trump. First Pat Buchanan weighs in on possible consequences of war on President Trump’s chances for re-election. Secondly Leah Barkoukis covers President Trump’s impromptu interview with the New York Times. Finally Matt Vespa highlights 10 sins of the American intelligence community and it anti-Trump activism (and probably criminal violations).


Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

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 Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbe Sieyes replied, “I survived.”

Donald Trump can make the same boast.

No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McCarthy in his heyday in the early ’50s, nor Richard Nixon in Watergate, received such intensive and intemperate coverage and commentary as has our 45th president.

Whatever one may think of Trump, he is a leader and a fighter, not a quitter. How many politicians could have sustained the beatings Trump has taken, and remained as cocky and confident?

But it is in the realm of foreign policy where the real perils seem to lie. President Trump has been persuaded by his national security team to send Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, for use against the tanks and armor of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk and Luhansk.  

-Pat Buchanan READ MORE at Townhall


Trump Weighs in on Russia Investigation, AG Sessions, China and More in NYT Interview

 In an impromptu interview with the ‘failing’ New York Times, as he likes to call it, President Trump spoke about the Russia probe, his Attorney General Jeff Sessions, China being caught illegally delivering oil to North Korea, and more.

Speaking to a reporter at his golf club in West Palm Beach Thursday, Trump said he’d “been soft” on China regarding trade to hopefully encourage the country to rein in North Korea’s weapons program. That may change, however, after U.S. spy satellites captured images of China illegally oil to North Korea.  

-Leah Barkoukis READ MORE at Townhall


Sharyl Attkisson Shares The 10 Times The Intel Community Ran Amok

 Since the 2016 election, the intelligence community has been under greater scrutiny—and for good reason. The leaks emanating from this cadre of professionals in D.C. was not exposing government malfeasance from the Trump administration, but classified information that was putting America’s national security interests at stake. It seemed to have been done to hamstring a new administration.  

-Matt Vespa READ MORE at Townhall


December 29, 2017 InAmerica

How Trump Changed the Courts in 2017

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

How Trump Changed the Courts in 2017

 Even before he was president, Donald Trump was clear about how he would prioritize putting constitutionalists on the courts.

And now, at the end of 2017, we can see how his presidency is already having an effect on the courts.

So how has the president done in his first year in office in terms of making good on that promise? Quite well indeed.

While the crowning achievement of the year was clearly the confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, it is worth celebrating the fact that the Senate confirmed 12 circuit court judges this year—the largest number of appellate judges confirmed during the first year of any president in history (beating out John Kennedy and Richard Nixon by one).  

-John G. Malcolm, READ MORE at The Daily Signal


Trump’s Tax Reform Will Benefit Middle Class More Than Wealthy

 Most of the gifts exchanged at this time of year are opened on Christmas Day. But this time around, a big one arrived a few days early: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

You’d never know that if you listen to the grinches in the so-called mainstream media, of course. They poured the usual amount of derision on it, insisting that it’s nothing more than a robber-baron’s roundup—a grab bag of goodies for the rich and no one else.

“A Win for the Wealthy, the Entitled and the Irresponsible,” read the headline of The Washington Post’s editorial. The New York Times, meanwhile, went with “Tax Bill Lets Trump and Republicans Feather Their Own Nests.”

Other media outlets followed suit, venting outrage at what they insist is nothing more than a sellout and a scam.

It isn’t. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act isn’t perfect, but it offers real tax relief to Americans up and down the income scale. President Donald Trump’s opponents are so fixed in their class-warfare ways that they seem oblivious to how beneficial it will really be, to ordinary workers and to the economy as a whole.  

-Ed Feulner, READ MORE at The Daily Signal


Passing Tax Reform Offers Republicans Another Shot to Repeal Obamacare

 Republicans have another shot to repeal Obamacare in 2018 after passing the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Republicans passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December, which repealed Obamacare’s individual mandate. After passing the tax reform legislation, Republicans have differed on whether to pivot to infrastructure or entitlement reform.

Speaker Paul Ryan signaled that next year he wants to tackle entitlement reform, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that Republicans should move on from repealing Obamacare. Republicans will only have a one-seat majority in the Senate in 2018, which will make more contentious issues such as welfare reform and Obamacare repeal less politically viable, although some conservatives have argued that Republicans should focus on repealing Obamacare.  

-Sean Moran, READ MORE at Breitbart


December 28, 2017 InAmerica

Trump Most Consequential President

This is what winning looks like.
This is what winning looks like.

CNN’s Smerconish: Trump ‘Could Become the Most Consequential President in the Modern Era’

 Saturday on his weekly CNN show, host Michael Smerconish argued that President Donald Trump could become “the most consequential president” of what he called the modern era.

“If the pace of change continues for the duration of Trump’s presidency, however long that might be, I think he could become the most consequential president in the modern era,” Smerconish stated. “Consequential meaning most important and significant, having the biggest overall impact.”

The “Smerconish” host listed off Trump’s numerous acts thus far in his first year in office, saying Time Magazine “got it wrong” by not naming the president as its Person of the Year 2017 because Trump “absolutely” most affected Americans’ lives “for good or ill.”  

-Trent Baker, Breitbart 


Democrats in denial as Trump triumphs

 With just a few days left in 2017, President Trump has signed the tax legislation that marks his first major legislative victory since becoming president. It is undoubtedly his biggest achievement to date, but it is by no means the only one. After two consecutive quarters of over 3% GDP growth, the New York Fed is now predicting a fourth-quarter rate of 4%.  

-Alex Alexiev, READ MORE at The American Thinker


President Trump Tweets FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

 President Trump tweeted Sunday that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe allegedly used his official agency email account to “promote” his wife’s failed 2015 attempt to win, as a Democrat, a Virginia state Senate seat.  

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President Trump Tweet

President Trump Tweet

-Joseph Weber, READ MORE at Fox News


December 24, 2017 InAmerica